Thursday, 16 July 2009

Colour Create - DT card

The colours this week at Colour Create are blue and white with the optional extra being Vintage.

We would also like to welcome Jan from Scrappy Jan designs to our team. Hi hun - glad to have you with us!!

Another first is we are now having sponsorship and this week we start with:-

and the prize is $25 gift voucher for this amazing store.

After my mother died we found a box of photographs and this one was amongst them. I had never it before, haven't a clue what the occasion was but from date and address on the back it was taken in Blackpool, the year before she married my father and whilst she still lived at home with her parent/s.
I know so very little about my mother's family, neither she nor her sisters would ever talk about it. I have a suspicion there's a skeleton in the cupboard somewhere. I do wish I knew what it was I quite like the idea of having skeleton in the family cupboard!!
I have tried to trace them through various genealogy records - nothing !!

I scanned the photograph into my computer, tinted it blue and printed
it onto photographic paper. The photograph is somewhat blurred, due
I think to the glossy photographic paper I used, should have used matt
I think.

The corners are some I've had 'for ever' the were a horrible shiny silver - I coloured them with copics, decided they were too blue and sanded them with my Basic Grey distressing kit to get a vintage feel to them. The bp is Kay&Co - again scanned into the computer and tinted blue, the leaf flourish BossKut and everything else is from my stash.


Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Heather! I hope you manage to get some family information eventually.
Love the new look blog, so bright and beautiful and what a fabulous new photo too, take care my dear friend.

Moni said...

Waw you did fab job, fab pic of your mother!Love the paper and all details! Hugs, moni

Tova said...

Very beautiful card and great work on the corners !! I love the effect !

Tara said...

How fantastic to have such a story behind your card Heather and really such a sad one because you are wondering about your mum's life. Hope you find something out one day!!
Beautiful card and such a lovely vintage feel to it ;o) xx

Sandie said...

oh wow Heather, that's fantastic!! Love the blue tint on the image and the vintage feel to it. Very elegant card. Those photo corners are magnificent.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I don't know what is more beautiful, the picture of you that has appeared on your blog or your card ! Wow, I never expected you to look like that !

Your card is stunning. How lovely to use a picture of your Mum too. I should have dug deep into my box of photos and used a family one as I have a few like this too - a project for another day. I love your corners and how you have distressed them - a bit of sanding works a treat.

Have a great week,


Jo x

Christine said...

Hi Heather this is stunning love the layout & this piccy what a story to unfold....... received my RAK have sent you an email...

hugs Christine xx

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Heather! Such a great idea to use a picture of your own mother on your card!

Hope all is well

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwwww Heather,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.x

nessy said...

delightful and so striking ~beautifully made ~those colours are perfect
vanessa xx

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love tHat image.

Love Karen x

scrappyjan said...

This is very beauitful.......If that image is blurred it would be a good thing. Helps add to the vinatge feel. LOVE IT!!! janny

Sue said...

Oh Gorgeous Heather, luv all ya embelis, lovely vintage card. Oh skeeton sounds interesting!! lol. Oh i thought i had come to the wrong blog!!! Nice new layout hun, sue.x

Sue said...

left you a little something on me blog hun, sue,x

Tab said...

Oh what a beautiful card, hun, just love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Di said...

Beautiful card this is heather just so romantic and sad for you i guess, you must frame it, a lovely keepsake and very vintage!

Love it
hugs Di xxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow! Heather...this is truly GORGEOUS! You should definitely do this for a living. You have a definitely gift for this. Awesome! hugz, Mary

Dena said...

Heather, gorgeous vintage look! I love that swirl you used and those embellishments are beautiful. Have a wonderful evening, hugs, Dena

theneon said...

Heather -- you are just so amazing. This is a triumph! I can't believe that I wasn't already listed as one of your followers because I have followed you since I first discovered your blog -- (and I have appreciated so much your visiting mine) but now it is official -- I am indeed a follower.

theneon said...

P.S. -- I love your new blog look and your new photo is a perfect addition! I will get brave one of these days and improve my blog by getting rid of that standard template for people like me who don't know how to do any better....

Mina said...

this is so stunning Heather, your Mothers image is amazing she was so beautiful
I love your new photograph and background
Mina xxx

Sue said...

Heather, this is absolutely stunning! What a find. Love all the blue and how you tinted the pic blue too. Corners are really nice, must have been sitting in the drawer waiting for the right card, and this was surely the one.

Sharon said...

This is STUNNING Heather. I adore the photograph of your mother, wasn't she beautiful?
What you've done with those corners is amazing; they really add to the vintage feel and look so victorian.
Superb work!
Sharon xx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful card Heather and the photo of your Mum is stunning and such a lovely effect with the blue tint. I hope you find some information on your family some day, it must be frustrating not being able to find anything. Love the tinted paper and those photo corners are superb. Chris xxx

Georgia said...

This is really beautiful Heather! I love how you've used the photo and the little metallic corners! I also really like the lace and white flowers! :)
Love, Georgia xx
P.S. Love your new background, by the way!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Heather !! the photo is lovely and the corners look fab !! Love the lace swirls everything !! :-)

Sometimes skeletons are best left alone !! If you found out you may wish you hadn't !!! :-)

Love your new look blog too ,,,, off to re vamp mine now :-)
lorraine x x

Pia said...

Just beautiful Heather, lovely colours and beautiful details you have used.
hugs Pia

Barb said...

This is a beautiful card and I love the idea of using the vintage card colored to match the paper. And what an intriguing story about your family! We have skeletons, too, but they have been discovered, some unfortunately. It would be fun to explore, though.

By the way, I love the new look of your blog!! Gorgeous, as is the new photo of you!


Anonymous said...

Utterly gorgeous. So elegant, Heather.

stephanne said...

I have a hush hush, crypt keeper fam also. I wonder if that doesn't CAUSE the interest in genealogy, having so many unanswered curiosities.

Your mom looks stunning in her photo and you've done a most glamorous showcasing of the image.

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